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Cleaning Hacks: Get Tidy in 20 Minutes a Day

Father and Son Cleaning Kitchen TogetherKeeping your Seattle house clean can seem to be such a tiresome activity. But cleaning can be an enjoyable task as well. Sure, some tasks take time to do, but the basic cleaning tasks surprisingly take only a little time to accomplish. The following simple cleaning hacks will help you keep your rental home clean and orderly. If you put a system in place, you could be spending just 20 minutes each day!

One of the best ways to cut cleaning time down is to divide up your cleaning tasks. Cleaning experts suggest focusing on just one room each day. Using this approach, you simply designate a day of the week to clean a particular room. On that assigned day, you spend 20 minutes removing clutter, dusting, and cleaning the floors of a particular room. With this, you can clean each room once a week and manage the clutter in your house.

Another alternative is where you assign a particular task to each day. This approach is different, such that you are cleaning all of the same surfaces in the home instead of everything in one specific room. You can focus on dusting the entire house one day, then vacuuming the next, then cleaning the floors on the third day. This approach may make it easier to get more cleaning done in a shorter time.

To keep clutter to a minimum, you must establish good tidying habits. Clutter can build up quickly when things are not put away after use. Return things to their proper places before doing another task. This is a lot easier than setting things down for picking up later. In cases where multiple people are living in the home, one way to keep things tidy is by having individual baskets or bins. Each person could then be responsible for putting the items in their bin away each day. Remember that a big pile of mess takes longer to clean up than just a single item. Your home will also look more organized and you will be able to find things you need when you need them.

Cleaning hacks like these let you carve out cleaning time anywhere in your day. Some people like to clean up before they leave in the morning, while others prefer tidying up after dinner. A quick spot clean of the main areas of the house also helps keep the appearance of tidiness during the times when you miss your assigned task for the day. Even five minutes of cleaning can go a long way toward keeping your home in great shape.

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